With Additional Layer(s) Patents (Class 428/109)
  • Patent number: 10196119
    Abstract: A process of printing an image or images on the sails of a watercraft or other wind powered vessel without altering or compromising the efficacy of the sails is described. The process employs a method of printing large-scale, single or multiple panel, continuous, high-resolution photographic and graphic images on sails. The dynamics and curvatures of a sail are integrated into manufacturing process when employed for sails, though the process may be applied to any large-scaled fabric print. The process of the present invention produces printed sails providing for the highest resolution photographic, art, and graphic printing with virtually no weight gain, nor effect on the sail's original performance. Modern equipment is employed to achieve printing of realistic, high quality images directly on to the fabric of sails without compromising flexibility or durability, as well as without infringing on the speed and agility of the sailing craft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Gohstand
  • Patent number: 10195818
    Abstract: A reinforcing article (10, 100, 200) includes a porous substrate layer (105, 205) and a plurality of parallel first continuous fiber elements (12, 114, 212) spaced apart from each other and extending along a first direction and fixed to the porous substrate (105, 205). Each first continuous fiber element (12, 114, 212) includes a plurality of parallel and co-extending continuous fibers (22, 122, 222) embedded in a thermoplastic resin (24, 124, 224).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Composite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Clare Hawley, Derek Joel Mazula
  • Patent number: 9789662
    Abstract: A system for providing improved engineered-composite materials, equipment, and manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger, Wesley Edward Hatcher, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 9687093
    Abstract: A patient warming device (400), which can be configured as a patient warming blanket (207), patient warming drape (300), or surgical drape (500), includes the top layer of material and optionally a bottom layer of material. The top layer (401) can be formed by laminating non-woven fabric (301) to a film layer (100) or by needle punching fibers through the film layer (100). The film layer (100) has a thermally reflective side (404) and a thermally absorptive side (405). The patient warming device (400) can be used in a patient warming system (700) with one or more light sources (701,702) and an optional control module (704) to warm a patient during and after medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Andrew James Giles, Francis Anthony Czajka, Tim Finnigan, John Henry Kutsch, Vince R. Lackowski
  • Patent number: 9387580
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a self-adhesive cushion laminar for use on handles such as those found on conventional buckets. The self-adhesive laminar includes a fabric layer having an adhesive surface and a non-stick sheet releasably covering the adhesive surface. The self-adhesive laminar is operable for being wrapped around a handle with the adhesive surface overlapping the fabric layer to provide a cushioned handle. The cushion laminar may also include a plurality of elongated cutouts forming a plurality of elongated strips where the cutouts and strips overlap each other to form grooves for receiving the fingers of a user's hand therein when holding onto a covered handle. The cushion laminar includes a variety of different geometrical shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Ron Reitano
  • Patent number: 9339986
    Abstract: An open mesh material includes filaments that intersect one another. At least some of the filaments are composite filaments having a carrier portion of a relatively high melting point and a bonding portion of a relatively low melting point, the bonding portion of each composite filament being thermally bonded to other filaments at points of intersection. The material may be a non-woven fabric that contains at least two layers of weft filaments that may be bordered on one or both sides by a layer of warp filaments. When compared to other open mesh materials, the open mesh material disclosed herein has a superior combination of some or all of high strength, light weight, high dimensional stability, and openness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Volm Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frei, Corbett Hefner, Friedrich Landertshamer, Alan Mueller
  • Patent number: 9334662
    Abstract: A reinforcing drywall tape and a method of making the same, the tape having a greige combined with a laid scrim constructed in situ on the greige and bonded to the greige by a resin coating, and a pressure sensitive adhesive fully covering an inward facing surface of the greige wherein the greige is adapted for adherence to drywall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: David L. Spanton, James Griffin, Kristyn Moreland, Francis P. Dibley
  • Patent number: 9273418
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant materials and articles formed from fiber/tape plies that incorporate multiple different fiber or tape types within a single ply. The different fiber or tape types are physically dissimilar but may be chemically different or substantially chemically similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Arvidson, Ashok Bhatnagar, David A. Hurst, Robert C. Ramsdell, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9243357
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant materials and articles formed from fiber/tape plies that incorporate multiple different fiber or tape types within a single ply. The different fiber or tape types are physically dissimilar but may be chemically different or substantially chemically similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Arvidson, Ashok Bhatnagar, David A. Hurst, Robert C. Ramsdell, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9132606
    Abstract: An intermediate material made up of an array of individualized ribbons, each ribbon being composed of a tape of unidirectional reinforcing fibers associated, by adhesion, on each of its faces with a veil of thermoplastic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jacques Ducarre, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Publication number: 20150132534
    Abstract: Improved secondary containment mats and systems of secondary containment mats may include a top surface and a bottom surface, with a liner material placed between the top and bottom surfaces. Multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other to provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation. The top surface may include a number of adjacent boards, and the bottom surface may include a number of boards at least some of which include gaps therebetween. The liner may be a 100 mil well pad liner, and may extend beyond the edges of the top and bottom surfaces. The top and bottom surfaces may be interconnected through any of a number of techniques, such as nails or bolts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: JAMES INGALLS
  • Publication number: 20150083473
    Abstract: Flexible electronic substrate systems relating to providing a system for dimensionally-stable substrate systems to support electronic systems is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CUBIC TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Heiner W. Meldner, Christopher Michael Adams
  • Patent number: 8980773
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an article for use in body armor, comprising a plurality of discrete sheet subassemblies contoured to the shape of a female breast arranged in a stack, without bonding, such that the breast contours are positioned on top of each other, each of the subassemblies comprising at least two nonwoven layers of high tenacity yarns such as par-aramid, a binder and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Minshon J. Chiou, Clifford K. Deakyne
  • Publication number: 20150050443
    Abstract: An engineered floor board or wood panel for the fabrication thereof is comprised of a thin top wood layer fabricated from a quality wood material. The top wood layer is glued to a core layer wood product having a grain orientation disposed transverse to the longitudinal axis of the top wood layer. A base wood layer is fabricated from oriented strand board (OSB) which is glued to the bottom of the core layer. The base wood layer is fabricated from a single sheet having wood particles and fibers oriented in at least two layers with at least a top layer having its wood particles and fibers generally oriented along the longitudinal axis of the top wood layer and transverse to use core layer to substantially prevent displacement and deformation of the core layer caused by expansion and retraction thereof and thereby preventing deformations in the top wood layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOA-FRANC
    Inventors: Francois ROY, Vincent Tanguay
  • Publication number: 20150033936
    Abstract: Composite panel comprising at least one layer containing at least one tape comprising a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyesters, polyvinyl alcohols, polyacrylonitriles, polyamides or polyketone, wherein the tape has a tensile strength of at least 1.2 GPa and an areal density of between 5 and 150 g/m2, and an adhesive in contact with said layer, whereby the amount of the adhesive in contact with one side of the at least one layer is between 0.2 and 15 g/m2, wherein the adhesive is a plastomer wherein said plastomer is a random copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 a-ol-efin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer has a density as measured according to 1801183 of between 860 and 930 kg/m3. In a preferred embodiment the tape comprises an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The composite panel is used in a ballistic resistant article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David Michael Cummins, Dietrich Wienke, Roelof Marissen, Koen Van Putten, Joke Hendrix
  • Publication number: 20150030804
    Abstract: A sheetlike composite material including at least one layer A of a nonwoven thermoplastic fibre web or a thermoplastic film, and at least two unidirectional oriented-fibre layers B and B?, the layers B and B? having a bidirectional fibre orientation. The layers are not only needled but also stitched to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Burak Baser
  • Patent number: 8927085
    Abstract: A cross laminated strand product formed from a laminate of a plurality of layers, wherein each layer includes substantially aligned strands of wood bonded together with a binder including an isocyanate resin, and wherein the respective strands of adjacent layers are oriented substantially perpendicularly to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lignor Limited.
    Inventor: Peter Edward Burton
  • Publication number: 20150004360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substantially laminary manufacture comprising 2 substantially laminary layers in contact, wherein the layers comprise a woven, hydrophilic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Ynze Mengerink, Johannes Helena Michael Mommers, Jun Qiu
  • Publication number: 20140370231
    Abstract: A laminar sheet and building block include re-sawed mini-sheets from laminar plank or beam starting material wherein the mini-sheets are oriented transversely to one another and vertically stacked and adhered. A system and methods for their manufacture also are also disclosed. The building block features a unique surface and edge appearance and is denser, more durable, more sag- and warp-resistant, and less expensive than conventional building blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dirk Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140363615
    Abstract: A waterproof breathable material has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and higher tear resistance-to-weight ratio than traditional materials, and may be applied in a wide field of potential uses. A non-woven composite material comprises at least one waterproof breathable (W/B) membrane, a first unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed by adhesive in parallel to each other, a second unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed in adhesive in parallel to each other. The first unidirectional non-woven composite layer is positioned such that the fibers are oriented 90° relative to the fibers of the second unidirectional non-woven composite layer, and a space is formed between the first and second multiple fibers. No adhesive is present in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Roland Joseph Downs, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Publication number: 20140329047
    Abstract: A light weight panel is made from strips of thin wood which are joined side by side in a roughly 45 angle. Sheets of such joined strips are combined in layers with the strips of each layer orthogonal to the strips of the adjacent layer and are bonded into a panel if any desired length and width. A usable structural panel is then cut from the boded sheets so that the strips are diagonal to the edges of the structural panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: CFM GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: HECTOR M. CORONADO
  • Patent number: 8871335
    Abstract: Provided are solar control laminates comprising a solar control film and a polymeric sheet. The solar control film comprises a polymeric film coated with a coating comprising inorganic infrared absorbing nanoparticles. Preferably, inorganic infrared absorbing nanoparticles comprise nanoparticles of antimony tin oxide (ATO), indium tin oxide (ITO), lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) or mixtures thereof. Optionally, the solar control laminate also comprises a rigid sheet, such as a glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray America Inc.
    Inventors: Jerrel C. Anderson, Richard A. Fugiel, Richard A. Hayes, Lee A. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20140272269
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure is a bicomponent extruded elastomeric netting or mesh having a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8833022
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hollow core door is disclosed, as well as a corresponding hollow core door. The method includes the steps of providing a solid flat door skin, moisturizing the flat skin, applying a conditioning resin thereto, pre-heating the flat door skin, and thereafter pressing the flat door skin between a pair of heated platens in a press in order to reform the flat skin into a molded skin including a plurality of panels defined therein. The press continuously closes in order to reform the flat skin into the molded skin, with the rate of press closure being a function of the determined hardness of the flat skin to be reformed. The resulting door skins have an improved bond strength, and are efficiently manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Hartley Moyes
  • Patent number: 8795808
    Abstract: A reinforcing drywall tape and a method of making the same, the tape having a greige combined with a laid scrim constructed in situ on the greige and bonded to the greige by a resin coating, and a pressure sensitive adhesive fully covering an inward facing surface of the greige wherein the greige is adapted for adherence to drywall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: David L. Spanton, James Griffin, Kristyn Moreland, Francis P. Dibley
  • Patent number: 8784967
    Abstract: An open mesh material includes filaments (1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 15, 16) that intersect one another. At least some of the filaments are composite filaments having a carrier portion of a relatively high melting point and a bonding portion of a relatively low melting point, the bonding portion of each composite filament being thermally bonded to other filaments at points of intersection. The material may be a non-woven fabric that contains at least two layers of weft filaments (1, 2, 11, 12) that may be bordered on one or both sides by a layer of warp filaments (3,4, 15, 16). When compared to other open mesh materials, the open mesh material disclosed herein has a superior combination of some or all of high strength, light weight, high dimensional stability, and openness. Also disclosed herein are articles can be made at least in part from the material including L-seam bags (20), form fill and seal (FFS) bags (1020), and multi-substrate bags (2,020). Methods of making those bags also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Volm Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frei, Corbett Hefner, Friedrich Landertshamer, Alan Mueller
  • Patent number: 8784968
    Abstract: A waterproof breathable material has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and higher tear resistance-to-weight ratio than traditional materials, and may be applied in a wide field of potential uses. A non-woven composite material comprises at least one waterproof breathable (W/B) membrane, a first unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed by adhesive in parallel to each other, a second unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed in adhesive in parallel to each other. The first unidirectional non-woven composite layer is positioned such that the fibers are oriented 90° relative to the fibers of the second unidirectional non-woven composite layer, and a space is formed between the first and second multiple fibers. No adhesive is present in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Roland Joseph Downs, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 8784969
    Abstract: A meshwork made of ribbons (1, 2) is described which are connected with each other by way of a thermoplastic filler material. In order to provide simple constructional conditions it is proposed that the ribbons (1, 2) which are laid in at least two groups and intersect one another in groups are fixed between two cover layers (3, 4) with respect to their mutual position, which layers have an at least two-layer configuration with a bonding layer which faces the ribbons (1, 2) and is made of a thermoplastic material and with a carrier layer having a higher tensile strength, which layers are connected with each other and with the ribbons (1, 2) by way of the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Friedrich Landertshamer
  • Patent number: 8771820
    Abstract: A patch that can be affixed to handwear, such as a glove, to extend the life of the glove by providing a wear-resistant surface. An operable patch can repair one or more hole in the glove, and/or provide a primary wear surface disposed over the glove's conventional exterior surface. A preferred patch includes an adhesive layer that bonds the patch to the handwear. A bead of adhesive, such as cyanoacrylate, can be added to the perimeter of the patch for additional security of installation. A preferred wear-resistant surface is formed by a drapable layer carrying a plurality of fibrous loop structures on one side. Certain embodiments are structured to permit a user to make a tool-free repair of handwear in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Ginger L. Goodspeed
  • Patent number: 8709576
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments concern a curved structural part composed of a composite material with reinforced, continuous fibers whose cross section includes at least two wings, with said fibers extending from one wing to the other, with said structural part having a variation in the width of its section parallel to the local radius of curvature. The structural element that results from assembling the parts in the disclosed embodiments therefore has local widening of the section at the connections between the parts constituting a structural element, such as an aircraft fuselage frame, and widening at the connection with the floor profiles, if such a profile is used to make an aircraft fuselage structure. The disclosed embodiments also concern a process for manufacturing such a part, as well as a device for advantageously implementing such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Vanessa Kubryk, Nathalie Hellard-Lambic
  • Patent number: 8697489
    Abstract: A package structure and a package process are provided. In the package process, firstly, a first electronic component having a plurality of first conductive bumps at a bottom thereof is provided. Then, a first insulation paste is coated on the first conductive bumps. The first electronic component is disposed on a circuit substrate having a plurality of substrate pads, and the first conductive bumps are respectively situated on the substrate pads. Next, a heating process is performed to both of the first conductive bumps and the first insulation paste, wherein the first conductive bumps is reflowed to bond the first electronic component and the substrate pads, and the first insulation paste is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Liang Lee
  • Publication number: 20140090870
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to apparatuses and methods involving nanowires having junctions therebetween. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes first and second sets of nanowires, in which the second set overlaps the first set. The apparatus further includes a plurality of nanowire joining recrystallization junctions, each junction including material from a nanowire of the first set that is recrystallized into an overlapping nanowire of the second set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Erik C. Garnett, Mark L. Brongersma, Yi Cui, Michael D. McGehee, Mark Greyson Christoforo, Wenshan Cai
  • Patent number: 8650822
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hollow core door is disclosed, as well as a corresponding hollow core door. The method includes the steps of providing a solid flat door skin, moisturizing the flat skin, applying a conditioning resin thereto, pre-heating the flat door skin, and thereafter pressing the flat door skin between a pair of heated platens in a press in order to reform the flat skin into a molded skin including a plurality of panels defined therein. The press continuously closes in order to reform the flat skin into the molded skin, with the rate of press closure being a function of the determined hardness of the flat skin to be reformed. The resulting door skins have an improved bond strength, and are efficiently manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Hartley Moyes
  • Patent number: 8636866
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-axial laminate of webs produced from cables stretch broken into strips includes arranging, at an entry of a conveyor table, a first layer of pre-wound pre-cut strips along the longitudinal axis of the table, the strips being partially superimposed; arranging along the table at least two cross lappers transferring and depositing in an oblique and/or divergent position at predetermined angles a stretch broken strip; and arranging the strips in successive superimpositions on the first layer of pre-cut strips in different planes, to form a multi-axial web of stretch broken strips. The web then being treated by a fixing device. Movement of the support belt of the table taking place in steps to ensure the superimposition of the different layers of pre-broken strips deposited by the cross lappers. Implementation of the method taking place without any prior cohesion treatment of each strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ferlam Technologies
    Inventor: Xavier Decant
  • Publication number: 20130316126
    Abstract: A core layer, a multi-layered composite, and methods of producing the same are provided. The core layer includes a first layer having first stick-like elements and a second layer having second stick-like elements. In each layer the stick-like elements are spaced apart and separated from each other by a cavity. A first stick-like element in the first layer and a second stick-like element in the second layer include an angle with each other which is different from zero, and the first layer and the second layer are fixedly interconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: PADANA AG
    Inventors: Achim Moeller, Thomas Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20130309442
    Abstract: Structural members and methods for forming structural members are provided. A structural member includes a body portion and a locally reinforced portion. The body portion is formed from a long fiber thermoplastic material, the long fiber thermoplastic material including a plurality of long fibers dispersed in a thermoplastic resin. The locally reinforced portion is formed from a continuous fiber thermoplastic material overmolded by the long fiber thermoplastic material, the continuous fiber thermoplastic material including a plurality of continuous fibers dispersed in a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ruby, David Eastep, Daniel Grauer
  • Publication number: 20130280477
    Abstract: A nonwoven laid scrim includes a first carrier, an angled scrim overlying the carrier, and a second carrier overlying the angled scrim. The angled scrim includes at least one assembly of carbon fiber filaments. The nonwoven laid scrim has a main direction and a cross direction. The at least one assembly of carbon fiber filaments is oriented at an off-angle measured relative to the cross direction. The nonwoven laid scrim optionally includes a uni-directional fabric including a plurality of filaments, where the first carrier overlies the uni-directional fabric. At least two assemblies of filaments and a first cross direction yarn of the carrier also can define a multi-sided shape with at least three sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Peter C. Davis, David L. Spanton, Lee D. Markle, Philip Steggall
  • Publication number: 20130280476
    Abstract: A nonwoven laid scrim includes a carrier and an angled scrim overlying the carrier. The angled scrim includes at least one first assembly of filaments and at least one second assembly of filaments. The nonwoven laid scrim has a main direction and a cross direction, the at least one first assembly of filaments is oriented at a first angle, and the at least one second assembly of filaments is oriented at a second angle. Each of the first and second angles is an off-angle measured relative to the cross direction and the first and second angles have distinct values. The nonwoven laid scrim optionally includes a uni-directional fabric including a plurality of filaments, where the carrier overlies the uni-directional fabric. At least two assemblies of filaments and a first cross direction yarn of the carrier also can define a multi-sided shape with at least three sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Peter C. Davis, David L. Spanton, Lee D. Markle, Philip Steggall
  • Patent number: 8563122
    Abstract: A thermoplastic architectural composite laminate material can include a light transmissive skin, a thermoplastic backing, an adhesive layer and an ink image. The adhesive layer can be between the light transmissive skin and the thermoplastic backing. The ink image can be printed between the light transmissive skin and the thermoplastic backing such that the ink image is visible through the outer surface. The composite laminate materials can be designed with improved temperature fluctuation tolerance, long-term moisture resistance, and tensile and peel strength. Further, the ink image in conjunction with certain adhesives can be highly durable. Such ink images can have a convincing appearance of natural materials such as marble, granite, wood, and the like, including wet-out and depth appearance which can be tailored in appearance and colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Design Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Roberts, Frank Roberts, Matt Wilson, Kris Roberts
  • Patent number: 8541090
    Abstract: A method is presented for making a composite material from strips comprising longitudinal fibers and a binder or resin, which material comprises a number of layer assemblies one on top of the other. Each layer assembly comprises m sets (with m at least 2) of parallel strips each extending in a different direction, Each layer assembly is manufactured by successive steps of depositing groups of parallel strips according to a well defined pattern (without longitudinally interweaving strips with previously deposited strips). Before completing a layer assembly, with the exception of the last layer assembly, by depositing its last group of parallel strips, the first group of parallel strips of the following layer assembly is already deposited. A composite material manufactured with such a method is presented too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Stichting National Lucht-En Ruimtevaart Laboratorium
    Inventors: Martin Herman Nagelsmit, Christos Kassapoglou, Hubertus Gerardus Stephanus Jozef Thuis, Zafer Gürdal, Willem Antonius Roy Wildvank
  • Patent number: 8516690
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive joint package in which an anisotropic conductive film is joined to at least one conductive material selected from among the group consisting of gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni), a tin oxide doped with indium (ITO), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), palladium (Pd), beryllium (Be), and rhenium (Re).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hatanaka, Yoshinori Hotta, Tadabumi Tomita
  • Patent number: 8349431
    Abstract: A composite material comprises: an open grid comprising at least two sets of strands. Each set of strands has openings between adjacent strands. The sets are oriented at a substantial angle to one another. A tack film is laminated to the open grid. The tack film has first and second major surfaces, such that a material of the tack film at its first and second major surfaces includes about 50% or more of resinous non-asphaltic component and about 50% or less of asphaltic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sugjoon Lee, Jon Woolstencroft, Kerry Hook
  • Publication number: 20120321838
    Abstract: A method is presented for making a composite material from strips comprising longitudinal fibres and a binder or resin, which material comprises a number of layer assemblies one on top of the other. Each layer assembly comprises m sets (with m at least 2) of parallel strips each extending in a different direction, Each layer assembly is manufactured by successive steps of depositing groups of parallel strips according to a well defined pattern (without longitudinally interweaving strips with previously deposited strips). Before completing a layer assembly, with the exception of the last layer assembly, by depositing its last group of parallel strips, the first group of parallel strips of the following layer assembly is already deposited. A composite material manufactured with such a method is presented too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Stichting National Lucht-en Rumitevaart Laboratorium
    Inventors: Martin Herman Nagelsmit, Christos Kassapoglou, Hubertus Gerardus Stephanus Jozef Thuis, Zafer Gürdal, Willem Antonius Roy Wildvank
  • Patent number: 8304053
    Abstract: A composite material comprises: an open grid comprising at least two sets of strands. Each set of strands has openings between adjacent strands. The sets are oriented at a substantial angle to one another. A tack film is laminated to the open grid. The tack film has first and second major surfaces, such that a material of the tack film at its first and second major surfaces includes about 50% or more of resinous non-asphaltic component and about 50% or less of asphaltic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Adfors Canada, Ltd
    Inventors: Sugjoon Lee, Jon Woolstencroft, Kerry Hook
  • Publication number: 20120207966
    Abstract: A ballistic structure having at least one laminate sheet of a plurality of fiber bundles or tapes is disclosed. In embodiments having more than one laminate sheet, the inter-laminate shear strength between the laminate sheets is controlled to control ballistic effectiveness of the ballistic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: TENCATE ADVANCED ARMOR USA, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Dickson
  • Publication number: 20120100334
    Abstract: A waterproof breathable material has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and higher tear resistance-to-weight ratio than traditional materials, and may be applied in a wide field of potential uses. A non-woven composite material comprises at least one waterproof breathable (W/B) membrane, a first unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed by adhesive in parallel to each other, a second unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed in adhesive in parallel to each other. The first unidirectional non-woven composite layer is positioned such that the fibers are oriented 90° relative to the fibers of the second unidirectional non-woven composite layer, and a space is formed between the first and second multiple fibers. No adhesive is present in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Roland Joseph Downs, Keith Soel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 8147947
    Abstract: A man-made, molded article is provided. The article includes a profile including a planar wall, and an adjacent integral molded depression having a contoured wall extending downwardly from the planar wall. The contoured wall includes a bead portion, a cove portion, and a ledge between the bead and cove portions. The articles are stackable, one above another for transport, in a nestable relationship in which multiple contact zones are present between the contoured walls of an adjacently stacked pair of the molded articles. The contact zones include an arcuately extending contact interface zone between the bead exterior and interior surfaces. The depression has a substantially uniform thickness varying by no more than about +1 percent to about ?11 percent in relation to a thickness of the planar wall. Related methods and assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Steven K Lynch
  • Patent number: 8096095
    Abstract: A reverse molded fiberboard panel; a wainscot kit comprising a plurality of differently sized reverse molded panels, and a planar finishing or spacer panel, adapted to completely cover any size wall between a wall base board and a wall chair rail; and a method of reverse molding a loose cellulosic mat, in a single pressing step, to provide one or more relatively high density, raised panels without requiring preliminary pressing, or other pre-shaping step, such as scalping. The reverse-molded panels are molded in a conventional, multi-opening fiberboard press, in a single pressing step process, while achieving excellent transfer of mold detail (embossing fidelity) without visually noticeable fiber fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Lynch, Dale E. Schafernak, Karine Luetgert, Bei-Hong Liang, Lee Braddock
  • Patent number: 8093717
    Abstract: A chip package includes a microstrip spacer disposed between a first die and a second die. The microstrip spacer includes electrically conductive planes that are ground planes for at least one of the first die and the second die. A method includes operating the first die at a first clock speed and operating the second die at a second clock speed. A system includes a chip package with a microstrip spacer and a system housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joan Rey V. Buot, Christian Orias
  • Patent number: 8084114
    Abstract: A composite member with a reinforced rampdown or taper has a composite noodle bonded to an end of a core to fill the taper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas L. Grose, Marc J. Piehl, Douglas A. Frisch, Joseph L. Sweetin, Gary J. Peffers